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Daniel Boone autograph land survey signed, dated 25 June 1784, with Boone not only handwriting the entire document, but also drawing the surveyed land at upper left. Signed as Deputy Surveyor, ''Daniel Boone D.S.'', Boone surveys land in Fayette County, Kentucky, reading in part,

''Surveyed for Gaddis Winstone 5000 acres of Land by Virtue of 5 Treasury Warrants...situate lying and being in the County of Fayette and bounded as followeth To wit Beginning, where a large Buffaloe Road goes onto the head of Ceader Creek at a Small Lick at A two hickorees a white oak and black oak running North 45 degrees. West 800 poles to B two white ashes a sugartree and Mulberry, thence South 45 [degrees]. West 1000 poles to C a poplar sugartree and two Beeches thence South 45 [degrees]. East 800 poles to D a walnut hickory and Locust thence North 45 [degrees]. East 1000 poles to the Beginning - Daniel Boone D.S.'' In the diagram at upper left, Boone marks the boundaries and writes within the square, ''area 5000 acres...plotted by a seale of 400 poles to the Inch''.

As an early frontiersman of the Kentucky territory, Boone had unique knowledge of the land and its vegetation, no doubt aiding him in his land surveying business. At the time of this survey, with Boone being just shy of 50 years, the first historical account of Kentucky was published, ''The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke'', in which a lengthy biography of Boone was included as the appendix. As a result, Boone became an instant folk hero. Document measures 7.875'' x 6.5'', mounted to a slightly larger board. Browning along folds, and holes at intersecting folds. Very good condition with no loss of paper. A scarce signed document by Boone at a pivotal point in his life. With University Archives COA.
Daniel Boone Autograph Manuscript Signed from 1784 -- Boone Surveys Land in Fayette County, Kentucky, Signed ''Daniel Boone D.S.'' -- With University Archives COADaniel Boone Autograph Manuscript Signed from 1784 -- Boone Surveys Land in Fayette County, Kentucky, Signed ''Daniel Boone D.S.'' -- With University Archives COADaniel Boone Autograph Manuscript Signed from 1784 -- Boone Surveys Land in Fayette County, Kentucky, Signed ''Daniel Boone D.S.'' -- With University Archives COADaniel Boone Autograph Manuscript Signed from 1784 -- Boone Surveys Land in Fayette County, Kentucky, Signed ''Daniel Boone D.S.'' -- With University Archives COA
Daniel Boone Autograph Manuscript Signed from 1784 -- Boone Surveys Land in Fayette County, Kentucky, Signed ''Daniel Boone D.S.'' -- With University Archives COA
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